Lion cubs in Botswana

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Safari Holidays

Venture into the wild on an African safari

Venture deep into Africa on a safari holiday and you’ll discover it’s a playground for nature lovers – from the landscape blanketed in dense scrublands, sprawling deserts, and dramatic national parks, to the glittering lakes and mountain ranges waiting to be explored. However, it’s the wildlife that lures most visitors, and you’ll soon see why. Explore this incredible scenery on a safari, and you’ll meet the full A–Z of animals up-close.

These jaw-dropping tours take you right into the heart of the action, whether you’re speeding along dusty roads tracking the Big Five, or trekking through the mist on the trail of mountain gorillas in Rwanda.

We’ve carefully crafted a whole range of safari holidays in eight countries, so you can plan the perfect trip. They include high-profile national parks like Tanzania’s Serengeti – famous for its annual migration of wildebeest and zebra – and epic game reserves like Kenya's Masai Mara. Plus, you can include a beach stay for an altogether more serene experience, and spend the rest of your safari holiday unwinding on powder-soft sand.

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Botswana in Style - Maun to Maun 5 day safari

Guide Price £2,789 pp  

As its name suggests, this short fly-in safari is a great way to see Botswana's key highlights in style. You will stay in luxurious Belmond lodges including Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge located in the heart of Chobe National Park and...


Botswana in Style - Maun to Maun 5 day safari
Elephants on safari

Elephant Bedroom Camp Fly-In Safari

Guide Price £1,219 pp  

Set on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River in the renowned Samburu Game Reserve, surrounded by palms and other indigenous trees, lies this small but stylish tented camp. Simple yet elegant, and inspired by the textures and colours of...

Wildlife holidays

Elephant Bedroom Camp Fly-In Safari

Exclusive Fly-In Safari - Little Governors' Camp


Your luxury safari begins when you fly directly to the Masai Mara National Reserve. After being transferred from the airstrip you'll be welcomed to Little Governors' Camp. With just 17 spacious deluxe tents the camp has an intimate feel. Each...

Adventure holidays

Exclusive Fly-In Safari - Little Governors' Camp
Masai Mara

Keekorok Lodge Fly-In Safari


The Keekorok Lodge fly-in safari gives you the luxury of flying straight into the Masai Mara without the five star price tag. Keekorok Lodge was the first lodge to be built in the Masai Mara, and is in a prime...

Couples Holidays

Keekorok Lodge Fly-In Safari

Selous Fly-In Safari

Guide Price £1,119 pp  

Situated in the south of Tanzania, Selous Game Reserve is one of the largest reserves in the world, at over 54,000 square kilometres, and boasts three quarters of a million animals – including hippo, crocodile, elephant, buffalo, wildebeest, zebra, giraffe,...


Selous Fly-In Safari
Lynx in a tree, Namibia

Highlights of Namibia Tour

Guide Price £2,969 pp  

An ideal introduction to this breathtaking country, our Highlights of Namibia tour takes you on a journey from the dark waters of the Atlantic Ocean to the dusty plains of the Namib Desert. Explore the geological formations in Damaraland, climb...

Couples Holidays

Highlights of Namibia Tour

Mount Kenya and Masai Mara Adventure

Guide Price £2,619 pp  

This compact safari combines the big game of the Masai Mara , and flamingos of Lake Nakuru , with the lesser known Mount Kenya National Park which offers spectacular bird-watching and stunning lakeside and mountain views. Why not extend your...

Safari holidays

Mount Kenya and Masai Mara Adventure
Zebra spotting on family safari

Family safaris

Thinking about taking the children on a safari? View our range of family safaris suitable for all ages..

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Luxury safaris

Wanting to safari in style? View our handpicked luxury safari holidays for that extra special holiday.

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Private safaris

For those seeking a more intimate experience, we offer a selection of private safaris.

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Safari & beach holidays

Fancy combining a safari experience with a beach resort? View our collection of safari and beach multi centre holidays.

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Lion cub on safari

Big five safaris

See the lions, leopards, rhinoceros, African elephants and Cape buffalo on a big five safari, perfect for any wildlife enthusiast.

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Samburu Airstrip

Fly-in safaris

Visit the deepest areas of Africa that are unreachable by road on a fly-in safari.

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Frequently Asked Questions

For a chance to track the Big Five on a safari, head to South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana or Namibia. You can see all five animals – the lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, leopard, and black rhinoceros – in each of these destinations, although they may be spread across several parks.

A family safari is an unforgettable adventure and we’d highly recommend it. That said, certain game lodges have age restrictions for children, and some safaris set a minimum age for safety reasons. Talk to our Destination Specialists to find the best family safari for you.

Yes – it’s easy to combine a safari with a beach holiday on a multi centre holiday. In Kenya, you can round off your safari with a short flight to the coast. Or, hop over to the idyllic beaches of Zanzibar or Mozambique, or an Indian Ocean island like Mauritius or Sri Lanka.

Cheetah in Zimbabwe

Why choose Hayes & Jarvis for…Safari Holidays?

• We’re responsible and we create safaris based around ethical and sustainable travel • We offer unique safari experiences that range from private lodges to hot air balloon rides • We use accommodation and transport to ensure your safety and comfort comes first • We have the expertise to suggest the best beaches to relax on after your safari holiday.

African Elephant

The world’s largest land mammal, African elephants once covered the savannahs and bush, but now there are fewer than 70,000 left.

Black Rhinoceros

Famous for those deadly horns, the black rhinoceros is the rarest of the Big Five animals you will see on your safari holiday.

Cape Buffalo

Considered the most dangerous Big Five animal thanks to its nervous nature, these undomesticated bovines spread out in massive herds among the savannah.


The king of Africa’s Big Five, lions are among the most feared and revered animals.

Leopard in Kenya


Quicker than a cat, leopards are able to run at speeds of up to 35 mph. These sleek and cunning animals are best seen at night.